Web Hosting for
Ratings and Reviews
If you have surfed
the net you have seen countless ratings and review websites. Some
will rate local restaurants or new movies, songs or entertainment.
Others will rate products or websites or services. In all cases
they need the programming to run and manage user comments,
security and display pages.
We have created
"Rate & Review 1.0" which is a
ready to go program for running and managing one of those review
side note: The same review program is
integrated into our ecommerce shopping system so products that are being sold
can also be reviewed by visitors just like on the big
commercial retail websites.
In the back end we provide tools to add new
review items, manage user comments, set security and
posting rules and make regular updates. On the front end
we provide searchable reviews, a complete review gallery
and full customizable review pages.
Like most of
our programs the rate and review program can be run in
default mode which works for almost every application, or
it can be customized to fit your particular website even
Left is a
screen capture of a restaurant review website with one
review and the review form. You can see the stars and the
reviewed topics and get a general idea of what the review
pages can look like. Of course the page is completely
data driven, so any design option is possible by plugging
the data into your own design.
You can set
up to 10 review fields that can be rated from 1 to 5.
Those ratings are displayed by icons such as stars,
thumbs up, award ribbons etc. We provide a gallery of
ready to go icon sets or you can upload your own icons to
make your review site design truly unique. Icons will
display full, half or empty giving each review the
equivalency of a 10 scale. The default star set is shown
below in a 2 and a half star rating.
Each user can also add comments to the
numbered ratings which are databased and displayed with
the newest reviews first and back to the older reviews.
Each item can have up to 250 current reviews with a total
of 1000 review items or 250,000 user contributed comments.
Rating and Review Website
The rate and review
program can drive your entire website such as on a website
hosting review site or it can be used as an aside to give users a
weigh in on an existing website. Combined with other user
interactive programs such as the forum it is possible to create a
community of users that contribute and build a website contents
to massive sizes.
contributed content is the best way to optimize a website for
search because it provides unique and abundant and changing
text on the pages that search engines rank higher than
typical static pages.
The review pages can
include an affiliate or web link. Those links use masking so
affiliate codes are not visible to users or search engines. This
makes the rate and review program a powerful tool for affiliate
marketers that understand how much income these types of programs
can generate. But equally as useful to the average website owner
that just wans more traffic to their own pages.
loads of programs that allow for user contributions but this
program is unique in that it does not require anyone to register
and is open to all visitors.
& Posting Review
The program uses lock
post and captcha protections to prevent bot spam and manual
overloading. An additional spam filter removes words that you
specify so no profanity or obscenities are posted automatically.
However the safest route is always to use the manual review tools
and have an actual human check the posts before displaying them
on the website.
The configuration is
quite extensive with cell roll overs and special effects,
different display options and content settings. But for the
ultimate page any webmaster can upload a fully customized
template that will replace the review pages. This makes this
program fully compatible with any design without limits.
Webmasters can use
the standard review form or build their own, add in search
capabilities and advanced features or just use the default
settings for simplicity.
Ratings & Review Program
We offer a complete
suite of web based programs and management tools with every
website. Which programs you use it totally up to you and the cost
will always remain the same. Specialty programs such as the rate
and review program are not available at any other hosting company
and are difficult to find at all. However our platform not only
offers a fully functional and supported rate and review program
we also make it easy to use and customizable as well.
It has become our
goal is to create programs that fill needs that other hosting
companies just cannot. Those programs need to be easy to use for
the Internet novice as well as offering advanced tools for the
experienced webmasters to take the designs to a whole new level.
The rate and review
program meets that goal and more.
with the extensive library of menu tools:
You just can't find
anything for $20 a month that even comes close to providing the
tools to build professional websites with unique and specialized
content. At pageBuzz.com we did not invent website hosting but we
did perfect it for the average user.
So nobody has to load
one program on the home page and call it day. With our system and
tools you can add more pages, sell products or even run other
programs like forms to discuss topics in threaded discussions and
more details that just reviews.
We have developed not
just a rate and review program for websites but a complete
platform for building websites and it has a rate and review
system included in the features.
That is significantly
different than hosts that have a rate and review system as the
main product which will severely limit the growth of your website.
The idea is to grow
and if there is no room for growth in your hosting plan, what is
the point of getting started?
Before you spend
countless hours setting up your rate and review website on
another hosting provider, try our website building demo and see what we have to offer. Ten
minutes now may save you hundreds of hours later.